Baked Apples Marsala
- 2 cups apple cider
- 1 cup dry Marsala wine or kosher wine
- 1/4 cup plus 6 Tbs. firmly packed light
- 6 Golden Delicious apples
- 2 Tbs. golden raisins
- 2 Tbs. raisins
- 2 Tbs. dried currants
- 2 Tbs. chopped almonds
- 1 1/2 Tbs. margarine
- 1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
Preheat an oven to 350°F.
Peel the top one-fourth of each apple and core them without cutting through the bottom. Place the apples in a ceramic baking dish. Spoon 1 Tbs. brown sugar and 1 tsp. each of the golden raisins, raisins, currants and almonds into each apple. Pour the syrup over and around the apples. Top each one with 1/4 Tbs. margarine, then sprinkle with the nutmeg.
Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking, basting the apples frequently with the syrup, until tender, about 25 minutes more.
Transfer the apples to shallow bowls and spoon some of the syrup around each apple. Serve hot or warm. Serves 6.
Joey Altman, Chef and Host of Bay Café, KRON TV.